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Address: Bigbury-on-Sea, Plymouth TQ7 4BG, England
Phone Number: +44 1548 810514
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Its a must if you re in the area. Road access is a little narrow and a but hair raising if their are a high number of motor homes or trailed boats on the move. Reasonable amount... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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200 reviews
75 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely place for a walk and a bit of Hercule Poirot nostalgia. Walk across the beach or get the tractor if the tide is in.

Andalucia, Spain
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Roads to the island from Modbury are very small. Not much to do there Hotel closed for non residents.There is pub & cafes We had fish & chips on the top cafe really nice overlooking the island You have to try the sea tractor when the tide is in

Thank muffinella
Worksop, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recommended by a friend and I am so glad we visited. Beautiful beach to sit and watch the sea coming in. Soft sand so great to walk on and to the sea. Timing is important if you walk across to Burgh Island. There was a car park (pay and display).

Thank Heather F
London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its a must if you re in the area. Road access is a little narrow and a but hair raising if their are a high number of motor homes or trailed boats on the move. Reasonable amount of parking (on the mainland), a reasonable little beach cafe. Nice beach. Burgh Island is private property but there is some public access... More 

Thank UK-Artisan
Gunnislake, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Bigbury-on-Sea and and Burgh Island. You come out of Plymouth and take the Kingsbridge road, you will see a small sign to Bigbury on sea. Once you get there you can enjoy the scenery, there is a car park there an a few small shops and eating places, once you get over to Burgh Island there is a small Pub... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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110 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

This place has recently come under new ownership. It is really a quaint place and a must for those touring Devon.

Thank Ian A
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Lovely walk out to the island at low tide. The island is beautiful and rugged and the views out to sea on the steep climb to the summit are wonderful, and when you reach the top, the views are simply stunning. The island itself would get 5 stars but is ruined by the terrible experience you will 'enjoy' should you... More 

Thank SiameseTomCat
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Great place to visit with kids (but maybe not babies in prams) steep path down to the beach but then all the fun of the sea tractor over to the island.

Thank Kay K
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

Our favourite beach and the Pilchard Inn is old and quaint and still serves good ale. The walk round the island is breath-taking but watch the tides if you want to walk over from Bigbury beach as the tractor taking you back during high water is a little expensive.

Thank jonestommaddock
Henfield, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

We came back here for their end of summer ball and had a whale of a time. Everything about this place reeks of quality. The staff are very professional, but friendly and courteous. We paid extra for the ball on top of the quite expensive room, but it was worth every penny. We will return without a doubt.

Thank keithdutton

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